Israel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en A Conversation With The Consul General Of Israel To The Midwest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-consul-general-israel-midwest <p>As the Consul General to the Midwest, Roey Gilad travels between 11 Midwest states representing Israeli interests. This week he visited St. Louis for the second time since becoming the consul general last February.&nbsp;</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0c820107-e8db-a94e-df80-cfa872282341">“I’m there to build bridges,” said Gilad. “The bridge is already there, I’m there to make it stronger and wider between the Midwest and the state of Israel, between Missouri and the state of Israel and between St. Louis and the state of Israel." </span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:01:11 +0000 Camille Phillips 32198 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With The Consul General Of Israel To The Midwest People And Peace-Seeking: Behind 'Israel-Loves-Iran' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/people-and-peace-seeking-behind-israel-loves-iran <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The animosity between the governments of Israel and Iran is significant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iranian Ayatollah Ali </span>Khamenei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> once compared Israel to a cancerous tumor which should be “cut-off.”&nbsp; President </span>Mahmoud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Ahmadinejad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has said Israel would be “eliminated,” and that the country has no roots in the Middle East.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:51:31 +0000 Alex Heuer, Don Marsh & Mary Edwards 24921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org People And Peace-Seeking: Behind 'Israel-Loves-Iran'